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Michael Quinn entered not guilty pleas to three felony charges of DUI from a 2013 crash between his fire truck and a motorcycle ...
Firefighters say the sprinkler requirement is needed and that smoke detectors aren't always enough ...
Some volunteer fire departments appoint chiefs, while others vote ó and we want to know which works best. ...
Giuseppe Falcone said he wasn't performing welding at a building next door when the March 26 fire erupted ...
One small fire department's financial woes show a much larger problem, here's one possible solution. ...
Politicians love to feast on the good feelings fire trucks bring, but grow alligator arms when the bill arrives. ...
The department receives 25 percent of its funding from taxes, yet residents are slow to donate money needed to keep the department running. ...
The temporary order returns staffing and response to levels before cutbacks; the union is seeking a permanent order. ...
Conditions are ripe for a rough wildfire season and the money to fight it isn't there. ...
Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White says wider streets make it easier for fire trucks to operate ...
The layoffs became necessary after the city lost a federal grant that was to fund 50 firefighters next year; city staff found enough money to retain 15 of those jobs ...
Nearly two dozen volunteer firefighters threatened to drop their equipment and quit if the board failed to approve new rules ...
Markus Kaarma, a wildland firefighter, was charged in the shooting death of a 17-year-old exchange student in his garage ...
Terms of the deal were not released, but mediators said it will "provide an economically feasible agreement for the city as it emerges from bankruptcy" ...
Firefighter Dennis Walling was set to fly back to the U.S. after a job interview when drug dogs targeted his suitcase; he says the suitcase was given to him by the airline ...
Firefighter Kessler was threatened during her 20-year career; the judge called the departmentís working environment abusive ...
A Senate bill would give mandatory jail time to anyone convicted of assault, and life in prison without parole for anyone convicted of murdering an EMT or medic. ...
The plan would require rail companies to notify responders when transporting a hazardous material through their jurisdictions. ...
The city filed a stay of arbitration in an effort to get a court ruling that would prevent the union from taking the matter to a state arbitrator whose decision would be binding ...
Former Fire Chief Ryan Scharber, who pleaded guilty to setting 9 forest fires, says stress from his son's illness was what motivated him to start the fires ...